Saturday, Nov. 8
We did our usual ride to Clemyjontri, with a stop at McLean Family Restaurant for lunch. On the ride home, we went to Starbucks on Route 7 towards Tysons Corner. The Starbucks near the Whole Foods. Nolan had chocolate milk. I had an Americano. We also had pastries. What can I say? The coffee was okay. Not as good as I expected. This used to be my go to drink at Starbucks. The coffee cake was fine, the croissant I have to say was pretty good. Nolan was actually in a not so good mood, and I fell backwards and hit my head badly. Probably my least fun coffee stop with Nolan.
Total distance: 14 mile ride total, though the Starbucks is probably just 1+ miles from our house. Bike-friendliness: Like Burger 7 from last week, it’s in a shopping center on Route 7, and there’s no bike rack anywhere as far as I can tell. But again, if we can get there anyone can.
Here’s a picture of Nolan at Clemyjontri:
Does it look like last week’s photo? Yup, he wanted another photo on the rock.
Sunday, Nov. 9
Nolan got me up early and had me turn on the TV. I was wrapped up in a blanket lying down when he brought me his cycling shorts and tights (we’d left them in the living room yesterday) and said “bike ride.” When I didn’t jump up immediately, he pulled the blanket off me and commanded “Get ready.” So I did.
We rode to Anita’s in Vienna for breakfast. As usual, this was more of a food trip than a coffee trip. If you’ve never eaten at Anita’s, you’ve missed out. It serves New Mexican food. Their breakfasts are particularly good. I have breakfast here regularly once a month and then commute to work by bike (14 miles from there). There’s nothing like a big breakfast at Anita’s complete with refried beans to fuel a bike ride.
I had the Mr. T Breakfast and coffee (like other restaurants we’ve visited, they have coffee and decaf). Here’s a photo:
Nolan had French Toast with milk:
Total distance was about 6 miles.
Bike-friendliness: The W&OD goes through Vienna. We rode on roads (Cedar Lane to Electric Avenue to side streets) to get there, and took the W&OD to Virginia Lane and then side streets home.